Alvaro Palacios is not an easily frightened man. As a descendant of one of the most famous viticulturist family in Spain he decided that his father's results and his eight brothers' (!) ambitions, who are also very committed to the wine, would not frighten away from his goal, which was not less than making a wine which could mix the good qualities of Pétrus and Grange. Nothing was left to chance, he learnt the viticulture and wine-growing in Bordeaux, then he worked for the great Château Pétrus in Pomerol by the side of Jean Pierre Moueix. After his return to Spain he naturally chose the more difficult way: instead of drawing back into the safety of the family cellar in Rioja he bought his first vine-plantation in Priorat.